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Rep. Trent Kelly

Representative for Mississippi’s 1st District

pronounced chrent // KE-lee

Kelly is the representative for Mississippi’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jun 9, 2015. Kelly is next up for reelection in 2020.

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Kelly.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Kelly is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Kelly has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Sep 17, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Trent Kelly sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Kelly was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Kelly sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (43%) Commerce (29%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Immigration (14%)

Recent Bills

Some of Kelly’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Kelly voted Nay

Passed 361/61 on Sep 26, 2018.

H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion ...

Kelly voted Nay

Passed 366/52 on Jul 25, 2018.

The House Amendment to S. 1182 extends the National Flood Insurance Program, which is set to expire July 31, 2018, through November 30, 2018. This ...

Kelly voted Nay

Passed 353/69 on Oct 12, 2017.

This resolution rewrote the text of H.R. 2266 to be the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Requirements Act, 2017, and sent the new text ...

Kelly voted Nay

Passed 229/177 on May 19, 2017.

H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe ...

Kelly voted Nay

Failed 229/158 on May 23, 2016.

Kelly voted Nay

Passed 359/64 on Dec 2, 2015.

The Every Child Achieves Act is a bipartisan educational policy reform bill that would expand state responsibility over schools, provide grants to charter schools, and ...

Kelly voted Aye

Kelly voted Not Voting

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Missed Votes

From Jun 2015 to Sep 2019, Kelly missed 40 of 2,762 roll call votes, which is 1.4%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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